Chris Rein, Mark Raymond
New Jersey Chief Technology Officer Chris Rein, left, and Connecticut Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond speak about generative AI governance during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ midyear meeting on April 29, 2024 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

State CIO encourages ‘hopeful’ governance of generative AI

Amid a diligent outlining of how state government should take care to use generative AI ethically and safely, Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond said he's projecting optimism about…
Dickie Howze
Richard “Dickie” Howze chats in the hallway between sessions of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Longtime Louisiana employee and first statewide CIO Dickie Howze has retired

Richard "Dickie" Howze, who led Louisiana's first consolidated IT department over the past decade, stepped down as the state welcomed a new governor.
nascio fraud panel
From left, Utah CIO Alan Fuller, North Carolina CIO Jim Weaver and acting Illinois CIO Brandon Ragle discuss the widespread fraud against COVID-19 relief funds at the NASCIO midyear conference in Oxon Hill, Md. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

NASCIO updates mission for first time in 20 years

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers made some tweaks to its vision statement and goals, but the group's president said the changes are more than…